|   A Safari Category List, Safari

Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, and…Scale of Pangolin?

A tree pangolin, the variety you may see in East Africa. “Tree Pangolin” by Valerius Tygart – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

We Are The Champions…of Zanzibar

Queen was known as much for their flamboyant, over-the-top performances as their hit songs  “Freddie Mercury performing in New ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Black and White and Flying All Over The Place: Colobus Monkeys!

Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Gary Hapken From overhead, a shrieking howl rings through the trees. You look up, but all you see...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Food

What’s for Dinner? Unexpected Delicacies of Tanzania

It goes without saying that different cultures love different foods; where you’re born is debatably the primary influence on ho...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Can Cheetahs Survive…Themselves?

We talk a lot about external threats to wildlife populations, because they are by far the biggest causes for concern. But in th...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name Gibb’s Farm Best Hotel in Tanzania

Anyone who has been to Gibb’s Farm (a destination many Thomson Safaris trips visit) knows that this working coffee estate nestl...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

Kilimanjaro’s Neighbor: Ol Doinyo Lengai

In Maa, the Maasai language, Kilimanjaro is known as Ol Doinyo Oibor, or “The White Mountain.” But there’s a much more imposing...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Ballerinas of the Bush: Gerenuks

Most of us have probably seen Fantasia, or at the very least, a clip of the hippos twirling around in tutus and nearly overwhel...

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  |   A Safari Category List, People

True Bushmen: The Hadza

The Hadza still hunt game with bows and arrows. By Woodlouse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodlouse/3990736265/) [CC BY-SA 2.0...

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  |   Uncategorized

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro Inspires Author David Schachne

It’s hard to believe it was exactly five years ago this coming week that I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro. The U.S. was abo...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safaris

Hyenas: Nature’s Gender Benders

Medieval notions about African animals are interesting (and often amusing), in large part because most of the people writing ab...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Giving Back

Project MEMA Safari for Tanzanian Kids

Tanzania’s stunning, unspoiled landscapes and impressive wildlife are truly a national treasure, but it’s a treasure that, too ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

My Experience at the International March for Elephants

  Thomson Safaris staffer, Katie Ann Havas marched to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade at the International March for...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Remembering Joyce Manda Maleo

The entire Thomson Safaris team is saddened to hear about the recent death, on September 29, 2013, of longtime Thomson chef Jo...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Cry of the wild: Bush Babies

The eyes may be big, but bush babies are tiny (and adorable). Many of our safari guests see or hear them during their stay at G...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

We All Have Ancestors In Tanzania: Oldupai Gorge

In the most immediate sense, most Americans don’t have a Tanzanian heritage. After all, it’s a relatively-small (the population...

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  |   Safari

The “Don’t Pack it List”

We spend a lot of time making sure travelers have everything they’ll need on a safari or a trek, but what about the things they...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Toto Gets Fact Checked

We’ll admit it, we’re fans of Toto’s anthem “Africa,” too…which is why we wanted to help them get their facts straight: – Click...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Zebras: Nature’s Sister Wives

You’ve probably heard that a zebra can’t change its stripes (probably when someone was acting predictably badly), but for the a...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

An Elephant Of Any Other Size…

The black-and-rufous elephant shrew, one of 17 species of sengi found across Africa. “Rhynchocyon petersi from side” by Joey Ma...

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